The Roman Catholic Catechism explains their transubstantiation teaching that the bread and wine turn into the real flesh and blood of Jesus. This is necessary in the Catholic mind because Jesus said unless they ate his flesh and drank his blood he would not dwell in them (John 6:56). They believe in eating the Jesus transubstantiated bread to receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life (CCC 1405-1415).
Though the doctrine may sound awkward to some, John 6 is used as scriptural support for their teaching.
“He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.” – John 6:56
Learn what Jesus was teaching in John 6 and why we do not need to eat the flesh of Jesus to have eternal life, because of the gospel of Christ later revealed to Paul.
This is part of our communion series teaching the details of our communion with one another in Christ.